Media Now: Communication in the Information Age

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This introductory text, known for its innovative coverage of technology and convergence, offers a streamlined narrative and an expanded Table of Contents. The text addresses the main media channels in our society, their interdependence in light of emergent technologies, foundation theories, and traditional concepts. This new edition has been revised to offer increased coverage of culture and media, the political economies of media, as well as offering students the opportunity to learn in a multimedia environment through the integrated technology that is the hallmark of this edition.

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DR. JOSEPH D. STRAUBHAAR is the Amon G. Carter Centennial Professor of Communications in the Radio-TV-Film Department and Latino Media Studies Director in the Moody College of Communication of the University of Texas at Austin. He was the Director of the Center for Brazilian Studies within the Lozano Long Institute for Latin American Studies. His most recent book is Latin American Television Industries (2013), with John Sinclair. He has published books, articles, and essays on international communications, global media, digital inclusion, international telecommunications, Brazilian television, Latin American media, comparative analyses of new television technologies, media flow and culture, and other topics appearing in a number of journals, edited books, and elsewhere. His primary teaching, research, and writing interests are in global media, international communication and cultural theory, the digital divide in the U.S. and other countries, and global television studies. He does research in Latin America, Asia, and Africa, and has taken student groups to Latin America and Asia. He has presented seminars abroad on media research, television programming strategies, and telecommunications privatization. He is on the editorial board for the Communications Theory, Media Industries, Chinese Journal of Communication, Journal of Latin American Communication Research, Studies in Latin American Popular Culture, Comunicacion e Cultura, and Revista Intercom. Visit Joe Straubhaar on the Web at http://rtf.utexas.edu/faculty/joe-straubhaar.

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